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Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Ashton Kutcher and UberMedia launch a Twitter app


Ahston Kutcher partnered with UberMedia to launch a new Twitter application, A.Plus. (HERWIG PRAMMER - REUTERS)
Today in bizarre partnerships: Ashton Kutcher and UberMedia announced that they’ve teamed up to launch a new app for Twitter, A.Plus.

The name is based on Kutcher’s Twitter handle, aplusk. Kutcher — known for starring on That 70s Show, possibly replacing Charlie Sheen on “Two and a Half Men” and being married to Demi Moore — was the first person on Twitter to hit a million followers.

(Sheen, of course, made his own Twitter record as fastest to reach 1 million followers.)

The app also showcases “channels, including projects, cool things and causes” that Kutcher thinks are worth noting. Users can hide that content with a quick click.

After an quick walkthrough, the app looks pretty solid, even if the branding is a little strange. It runs in Adobe Air, so it should work on most computers. It is a bit graphics-intensive, however, and could lag on slower computers.

As for the layout of the program, Kutcher’s content shows up on the left, your Twitter stream gets a place in the middle and a pane on the right shows previews of links being tweeted. It also has a “DealBox,” which shows you daily deals from sites such as Groupon in your area.

UberMedia was said to be courting TweetDeck, a power-user client now said to be in acquisition talks with Twitter, to expand its Twitter app empire.

With Kutcher, they might be able to hit a less business-focused and laid-back Twitter audience.

What Twitter clients do you use?

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